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School Rules: How They Help Us


Published 1953


Discusses rules and stresses the point that rules are ways of making life more pleasant, smooth and safe. SHOWS EVERYDAY SCENES IN WHICH RULES INFLUENCE OUR BEHAVIOR. SHOWS WAYS NEW STUDENT CAN LEARN RULES, WHY EXCEPTIONS CAN'T BE GRANTED.


Production Company Coronet Instructional Films
Audio/Visual sound, color

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Reviewer: JayKay49 - favoritefavorite - September 6, 2015
Subject: In The 1950's Girls Were Angels

I don't think I ever remember but once or twice a girl getting reprimanded, if so, it was real mild. Boys however, were constantly getting blamed for everything, and everything they did was punishable. How many times when the class had to stay after school, the girls were let go right after the bell rang. I seen it a dozen times. It got worse the higher the grade. By sixth grade the teachers (female ones) were canoodling the girls but any boy who did not yet ever receive a "D" or "E" on a report card would get one then!

This movie should be titled "School Rules FOR BOYS"

Typical Cornell.
Reviewer: frostycat81 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 22, 2012
Subject: Ahh, if only!
The first part about 'exceptions' in the library should be required watching at the school library I work at! I can't count how many times students come in and start whining about this or that when I plainly say 'No'.
Reviewer: edward01 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 17, 2011
Subject: Herney
Would anyone be so kind as to transcribe what Herney and Mr. Taylor say when speaking about the stairway? There are a few words I can't grasp. Thank you
Reviewer: doowopbob - favorite - May 9, 2010
Subject: ....There Were..
....No Good Girls If You Were A Bad Boy...Sucked 'Em Right In...What Suprises They Got..!
Reviewer: The_Emperor_Of_Television - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 20, 2010
Subject: Extremely Average
Note 1: The school building looks LOVELY!
Note 2: Would I be correct to assume that, like in later decades, a discussion would be held after the film was shown to make some parts more clear?
Note 3: This is one of the least dated Coronet films you are likely to see.
Note 4: I admit I hate people reviewing other peoples reviews, but I'm gonna be a asshole and a hypocrite and say that Marysz is over-examining this film. It's only 10 minutes long with an intentionally small-as-possible cast, and whether it had features girl characters instead or note, it still would have been exactly the same. (I guess, one could argue that the Baseball theme prevented female characters, but that would still be over-examining an intentionally disposable film)
Note 5: Colour-quality is excellent.
Note 6: I like that music at the start, sounds like something from a Noveltoon.
Note 7: I must admit I LOL'ed at the voice of the narrater not really matching the character he is supposed to be.
Note 8: Sound quality is excellent, with the voices being very clear and easy to hear.
Reviewer: babe917 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 12, 2010
Subject: interestin lol
....& ID love to see a 2010 version!!! ;D
Reviewer: bestpbx - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 7, 2009
Subject: Girls breaking the rules?????
I guess all the reason there are no girls breaking the rules is that all the bad girls who broke the rules were under the bleachers with various and sundry football players and the good girls were all working in the library.
Reviewer: lucca.online - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 7, 2009
Subject: Nice, but...
I would also like to view a 2009 VERSION!!!!
LOL
Reviewer: ERD - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 23, 2006
Subject: SHORT BUT EFFECTIVE
Made in 1953, this short film does a good job in teaching that generation the reasons for school rules.
Reviewer: Marysz - favoritefavoritefavorite - December 18, 2005
Subject: No exceptions!
A 1953 Cornet film (in color!) that explains that not obeying school rules "spoils the game." In this film, it's only boys who need to be reminded to follow rules. Are girls already so compliant they don't need to be reminded? The only girl we see, Betty, doesn't hesitate to give classmate John a hard time when he tries to take out another library book without returning the his overdue one. And then there's Alvin, who "forgets" to bring in his gym shoes (still a favorite to this day) and ends up in the principal's office. To show how everyone takes turns waiting at red lights, the film shows a wonderfully deserted 1950's intersection. These old films show a less populated and more leisurely America where kids walked to neighborhood schools and dapper-looking traffic cops directed whatever traffic there was.
Reviewer: Spuzz - favoritefavorite - July 31, 2004
Subject: Rules to fall asleep over
Somewhat blah overview of why schools need so many rules. This later Coronet film is nice to look at in color, but I was somewhat glazed over by the story, which tells of a principal's encounters with various students. The only highlight comes with the dream sequence and Allan's peculiar choice of shirt..
Reviewer: cashel - favoritefavoritefavorite - October 29, 2003
Subject: good pupils
A typical film of the 1960,s, in color,telling boys how to behave at school...I would like to see a 2003 version
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